Kevin Dady

Executive Chairman

Kevin Dady is the Executive Chairman of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for IRIS’ acquisition and corporate development strategy, while also continuing his executive sponsorship of the company’s exciting next generation of products and services, which are due to be launched this year and beyond.

Kevin has more than twenty years of leadership experience, having held many executive roles across the UK. Most notably, his experience includes membership of Capita’s divisional executive board, spending 18 years with the business, including overseeing its Professional Services Division.

Contact: Louise Rogers
T: 01753 989521
E: Kevin Dady

Elona Mortimer-Zhika

Chief Executive Officer

Elona is the Chief Executive Officer of IRIS Software Group and is responsible for all operations across the Group. Elona is dedicated to ensure IRIS is the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. She is very passionate about building winning teams that put our customers at the heart of everything we do, providing them with an exceptional experience and value-add solutions.

She joined IRIS in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2018 responsible for a wide range of functions including revenue generation, customer service and all back office functions. In 2020, Elona was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Purplebricks, the UK’s leading hybrid estate agency. Before joining IRIS, Elona held several senior leadership roles in Big 4 and PE-backed businesses, including Mavenir, Acision, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.

Elona graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Awards include UK Tech Awards Business Woman of the Year 2020; Global Banking and Finance Business Woman of the Year UK 2020 and the Venus National Finance Professional of the Year 2018.

Contact: Louise Rogers
T: 01753 989521
E: Elona Mortimer-Zhika

Michael Cox

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is Chief Finance Officer at IRIS, having originally joined the business in 2016 heading the financial planning and commercial team.

Prior to joining IRIS, Michael held senior leadership roles across both Operational and Commercial Finance at Xura, a PE-backed leading digital communications services provider. During this time, he led international teams and helped take the business through two transformative sale processes under both PE- and US-listed environments. His most recent role was Vice President Corporate Finance.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant, having begun his career at PwC focused on technology and software clients before moving into industry.

Contact: Gaynor Young
T: 01753 989522
E: Michael Cox

David Lockie

Chief Operating Officer

David Lockie is the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for a wide range of functions, including Revenue, Customer Success, Systems Transformation and M&A Integration. He joined IRIS in 2018 as Chief Customer Officer, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge across various sectors and industries, including taking responsibility for software businesses across central and local government, education, financial services and payments.  

As a seasoned executive, David has a proven track-record for championing customers, providing an exceptional experience and driving innovation and improvement at every step of their journey.

Prior to IRIS, David enjoyed a varied tenure with Capita, most recently leading the Capita Software Services Division. David joined Capita as a result of the acquisition of Imasys, where he gained his initial software and payments knowledge and experience.

Contact: Misha-Jade Gill
T: 01753 989520
E: David Lockie